Head of Gold

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© Andrea Petersen
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Photo Info
UploadedJuly 20, 2012
TakenJuly 20, 2012
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D40X
Exposure1/100 sec at f/7.1
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length185 mm
ISO450

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The God of heaven hath given thee a kingdom, power, and strength, and glory..The birds of heaven hath he given into thine hand.....Thou art this head of gold...Daniel 2: 37-38

I shot this image through our old rolled glass window pane this morning behind the kitchen sink, of the male American Goldfinch. He happened to turn and ruffle his head just before he left the feeder...It is challenging to say the least to focus through rolled glass which distorts and often softens the picture, if it is shot at a distance. Since the bird was right next to the window, I got a half way decent picture through using my manual focus settings and this is right from the camera without editing ... Although the rolled glass gives it a bit of a water color look to it and acts as a filter...

18 responses

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) gave props (20 Jul 2012):

    this is very very very sweet !!!!

  • Edith O'Dell

    Edith O'Dell said (20 Jul 2012):

    What a great shot of a lovely bird

  • Edith O'Dell

    Edith O'Dell said (20 Jul 2012):

    What a great shot of a lovely bird

  • Edith O'Dell

    Edith O'Dell said (20 Jul 2012):

    What a great shot of a lovely bird

  • Thad Zajdowicz

    Thad Zajdowicz gave props (20 Jul 2012):

    Wow -- the effect is great!

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (20 Jul 2012):

    Lovely! Love his puffy feathers! Great shot!

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia   gave props (20 Jul 2012):

    outstanding capture.......

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (20 Jul 2012):

    A handsome little guy! Great timing. (Saw my first Summer hummingbird today...he was out as quick as he came in)

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (20 Jul 2012):

    Your bird photos are phenomenal!! The glass adds so much to the photo!!

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (20 Jul 2012):

    Great shot!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (20 Jul 2012):

    Your old rolled glass does act like a filter and makes your photos look so nice. You got an excellent shot of this male American Goldfinch!!!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (20 Jul 2012):

    you have the most interesting creatures in your yard! love the sweet little face on this guy.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (21 Jul 2012):

    You really make me miss my birds. I can't put up my feeders because of the stray and feral cats here. This is such a wonderful shot.

  • Iztok Urh

    Iztok Urh gave props (21 Jul 2012):

    Great shot!

  • vince scaglione

    vince scaglione gave props (21 Jul 2012):

    Beautiful image!

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (22 Jul 2012):

    I love the effect of the rolled glass on this delightful shot.. he is such a beautiful bird!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (23 Jul 2012):

    Excellent and such a cute capture

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (23 Jul 2012):

    Great shot and complimentary colors!

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